Forensic Toxicology and Chemistry

Objectives/roles of both jobs


Toxicology encompasses theoretical considerations, methods and procedures from many disciplines including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, epidemiology, pharmacodynamics, pathology, and physiology.

Chemistry uses many different analytical methods may be used to reveal what chemical changes occurred during an incident, and so help reconstruct the sequence of events.

primary duties

toxicology: it is concerned with how toxins act when their effects occur and what the symptoms and treatments are for poisoning. it also involves the identification of the substances involved.

Chemistry: they perform toxicology test, exam and test fingerprints they also examine machines that assess alcohol incase of a drinking and driving incident. also they evaluate evidence an put it together from a crime scene.

how are the two different

toxicology only is used to investigate for any alcohol or drugs used in a human body while forensic chemistry uses methods to evaluate and examine evidence or any other objects to help put a crime scene together.